Vakast said Thursday that it has secured $1.3 million seed funding. The lead investors were Chinh Chu, senior managing director at Blackstone and Ken Pansuria, a founder of the Fine Hospitality Group. Nicky Nguyen, founder of NJ Enterprises, also participated in the round. Based in Newport Beach, Calif., Vakast is an online travel agency for vacation rentals.
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